So I was asked if I was going to blog about the marathon training.... Well if you're going to ask... How can I refuse?
I'm following Hal Higdons novice 2 plan. It doesn't focus a lot on what kind of runs you do, mostly just distance. So I'll be throwing in some speed work, tempo runs and strides in there from time to time. I know I'm not supposed to set a time goal for my first marathon, but I can't resist. So far I've hit every goal I set for a first time at the distance.
Goal is 4:15, dream is 4:00 or less.
So today's run said 3 miles. That's it. I decided to do a speed run. I did a fast 5k, 24:41 with a brisk walk before and after.
I also did 45 minutes of strength training. I believe increasing overall body strength leads to a happier, healthier runner.
See you in a couple days....